Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Mark the date — if you dare — of top Halloween events coming to Tampa Bay this year

Here are some of the top Halloween events coming to the Tampa Bay area worth lurking for:

Nightmare on Franklin Street: The historic Tampa Theatre turns spooky with a series of classic horror films as well as tours of the 90-year-old movie house and special events Oct. 21-31. Films $10, $8 members. Tampa Theatre, 711 Frankli St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982. tampatheatre.org.

13 Ugly Men — 13 Ugly Sins: All the pretty people show up to the charitable Ugly Men parties. This year's sinful soiree is Oct. 28 with costumes, twisted entertainment and a DJ to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. $30 women, $40 men at 13uglymen.com. The party will be at District 3, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa.

Helloween 13: Jackson's in South Tampa throws one of the biggest Halloween parties each year, with a $3,000 in costume prize money and four areas of DJ dancing Oct. 28. Walk through a haunted entrance to a party that goes on until 3 a.m. $15-$45. Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (813) 265-1234.

March of the Pumpkin King: Guavaween has gone through several incarnations the last few years, and this year Big City Events is again trying something new. Starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, the Pumpkin King leads a parade of themed floats and a costumed "people's parade" down Seventh Avenue. 21 and older only. $20-$30 to be in the parade, which also gets you into the Guavaween after-party which will be at the parade's end at 14th Street and E Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. marchofthepumpkinking.com.

Hallo-Scream Organ Concert: The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Guild of Organists put on a concert of organ music appropriate for the season of Halloween on Oct. 30. Free. Lake Magdalene United Methodist, 2902 W Fletcher Ave., Tampa.

Thrill the World: The annual dance-off set to Michael Jackson's Thriller will be held this year during the John's Pass Seafood Festival Oct. 29 from 4-6 p.m. There's still time to learn the dance. thrillstpete.org for rehearsal schedule.

Haunted Angelus House: On 25 acres of land, the PG-13 rated haunt features an all ages haunted house and haunted hay ride starting Sept. 30 through Halloween. $15, $8 ages 5-10, 4 and younger free. The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. (727) 364-2868.

Murder House: The new "Ybor is Haunted at Murder House" attraction is set in the eerie basement of the Cuban Club starting Oct. 1 through Halloween. Benefits Big Cat Rescue. $10. Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. (813) 605-3323.

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail: Two dark, intense walking trails in a wooded forest starting Sept. 30 through Halloween. $10 one, $20 two. Sir Henry's Haunted Trail, 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. (863) 944-0748.

Skinned Alive

This horror-themed escape room is set as a serial killer who has abducted you with a plan to steal the skin off your face. See if you can solve clues and escape the room before he returns with his tools of the trade. Runs through Oct. 31. $28. Escape Thrill, 29261 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 223-5983. 1-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

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